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Green Hybrid Habitats Sustainable Building Materials and LEED Certification Requirements

Green Hybrid Habitats helps our clients meet LEED certification requirements by providing an array of environmentally friendly and sustainable building materials. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) helps architects, contractors, and building owners to identify and practice the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green metal building systems. 

LEED-certified buildings provide individuals with third-party verification that an application or a residential metal building was fabricated using strategies that achieve high performance in environmental and human health. LEED credits can be earned for numerous reasons including saving water, energy efficiency, and providing excellent indoor environmental quality. Buildings can become LEED certified by achieving various point levels, and there are four levels of certification. 

Our sustainable building materials and insulated metal panels help our clients achieve numerous LEED credits. Below we have included a list of LEED certifications requirements that clients can achieve by using our panel products and panel accessories. 

LEED certification requirements


SS Credit 7.2- Heat Island Effect

Purpose: Reduce heat islands to minimize the impact on microclimate and habitat. The credit requires the use of reflective roofing material or the use of a roof garden. 


EA Credit 1- Optimize Energy Performance

Purpose: Reduce the negative environmental impact resulting from excessive energy use by demonstrating a measurable improvement in the building performance rating compared to the baseline building performance rating per ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004. This credit encompasses the entire building. 

EA Credit 5- Measurement and Verification

Purpose: provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time by developing and implementing a Measurement and Verification Plan. 


MR Credit 2.1/2.2- Construction Waste Management

Divert 50% or 75% from Disposal

Purpose: Recycle and/or salvage at least 50% or 75% of non-hazardous construction and demolition debris. 

MR Credit 3.2/3.2- Materials Reuse: 5% or 10%

Purpose: Use salvaged, refurbished, or reused materials so the sum of these materials, based on cost, constitutes at least 5% or 10% of the total value of materials on the project to reduce demand for virgin material and to minimize generation of waste. 

MR Credit 4.1/4.2- Recycled Content 10% or 20%

Purpose: Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation. If only a fraction of a product or material is extracted/harvested/recovered and manufactured locally, then only that percentage by weight shall contribute to the regional value. 

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